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    Help with bottle art

    So I've got an amber whiskey bottle from the post prohibition era and it has an embossed/raised image just below the neck. It looks to be a french horn, but beyond that it's anyone's guess. The distiller is D-126 (Seagrams/Calvert). Anyone see this image before?

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    RE: Help with bottle art

    It's a Post Horn.

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    RE: Help with bottle art

    Post horn it is; used to signal the departure or arrival of a post rider. And other uses. Have to keep searching. But at least I can use the word post horn as a key word.

    Thanks.



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    RE: Help with bottle art

    Also know as a Raoux Horn.

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    RE: Help with bottle art

    As a follow-up to my original post, there another version of the embossed image that I didn't realize until I took a closer look. It's very similar, but the horn is not complete. I'm also pretty certain that what I've been calling polo mallets are indeed that. I don't know what it means yet, but here's a pic from a men's ring.

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    RE: Help with bottle art

    ORIGINAL: shoveler

    Also know as a Raoux Horn.

    Only when made by Marcel Auguste Raoux.



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    RE: Help with bottle art

    Maybe I should have specified that the horn I posted is an early version of the Raoux horn. My mistake. But the image on the bottle does look more like a post horn.

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    RE: Help with bottle art

    Possible that the mallets may be a poor attempt a musical notes? A G Clef and a Quarter note

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    RE: Help with bottle art

    The distiller is D-126 (Seagrams/Calvert).
    Hey shoveler,

    As far as I know you're the sole propounder of the D-126 Theory. I've seen some Seagram's bottles, but not this one. You've not shown the rest of the bottle as Paul Harvey use'ta say. How'd you arrive at the Bronfman's door?

    I don't associate a Post Horn with Polo. From what I've read there is a horn blow, bell ring, or whistle at the 7 minute mark in a chukker, and also at 7:30. Though before a match of Elephant Polo in Thailand, the Elephant masters have a ceremonious toot:

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    "The horn section at a polo match" in Northeast Pakistan.

    I'd think riding crops might be more likely.


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    RE: Help with bottle art

    Mystery solved! I know the brand, but no time now to detail. But I will say that the polo/music theory can be put to rest, and I'll leave you with a hint as to the true identity of the "sport" that inspired the logo............see attached picture.



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